WINDERMERE, Fla. — Investigators and a woman say she was woken up by men who claimed there were police during a Windermere home invasion on Beckman Drive Sunday morning.
- Two men wore lanyard with 'SWAT' on it
- Woman says men pointed guns at her, 2 children
- Three home invasions in Windermere over past month
Spectrum News 13 spoke with the woman who did not want to be identified.
She said the two men went through the back door around 6:36 a.m., went upstairs and woke up her and two children up. She says they identified themselves as police and were armed with guns.
One of the suspects was wearing a lanyard that said "SWAT" along with a mask covering his face, she and Capt. Carlos Torres of the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
"He said, 'We have an order to be in your house because you have drugs' and I said, 'I don't have drugs. I don't have anything with drugs,'" said the woman.
She was on the floor upstairs with a gun pointed at her and children who are 11 and 8.
"Yes very scary, yes very scary a lot," she remembered.
She says they began looking through the rooms.
"They grabbed all my jewelry everything a big box," the woman said.
When they left, she called 911.
In the news release, Torres stated there was no detailed description of the men, except one was black and another was Hispanic.
Three Home Invasions Over Past Month
This is not the only home invasion in Windermere. Earlier in the month Orange County investigators say four masked people took off with cash and jewelry from a home on Zori Lane and fled the area in a Toyota Corolla.
Investigators say the thieves behind the home invasion were after jewelry they knew was in the home, and the crime was not random.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating that case and says no arrests have been made at this time.
Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office say this weekend’s incident is not related to two other home invasions in the Windermere area in the past month.
People who live in the area say the crimes have them rethinking their safety, which is forcing them to make sure their doors are locked, alarms set. One homeowner even says she’s afraid to walk her dog in the neighborhood.
Reporter Jeff Allen contributed to this story.